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Lend

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Lendv. t. [OE. lenen, AS. l, fr. l loan; akin to G. lehnen to lend. See Loan.].
  •  To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant the temporary use of; as, to lend a book; -- opposed to borrow.  [1913 Webster]
    "Give me that ring.
    I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no power
    To give it from me.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To allow the possession and use of, on condition of the return of an equivalent in kind; as, to lend money or some article of food.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence.  [1913 Webster]
    "Cato, lend me for a while thy patience."  [1913 Webster]
    "Mountain lines and distant horizons lend space and largeness to his compositions."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig.  [1913 Webster]
    " This use of the word is rare in the United States, except with reference to money."  [1913 Webster]
To lend a hand, to give assistance; to help. [Colloq.] -- To lend one's ears or To lend an ear, to give attention.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Lend, v.tr. (past and past part. lent)
1 (usu. foll. by to) grant (to a person) the use of (a thing) on the understanding that it or its equivalent shall be returned.
2 allow the use of (money) at interest.
3 bestow or contribute (something temporary) (lend assistance; lends a certain charm).

Idiom
lend an ear (or one's ears) listen. lend a hand = give a hand (see HAND). lending library a library from which books may be temporarily taken away with or Brit. without direct payment. lend itself to (of a thing) be suitable for. Lend-Lease hist. an arrangement made in 1941 whereby the US supplied equipment etc. to the UK and its allies, orig. as a loan in return for the use of British-owned military bases. lend oneself to accommodate oneself to (a policy or purpose).
Derivative
lendable adj. lender n. lending n.
Etymology
ME, earlier lene(n) f. OE l{aelig}nan f. l{aelig}n LOAN(1)

THESAURUS

Lend

accommodate, accommodate with, add, advance, allow, bestow, borrow, confer, contribute, discount, discount notes, fit, float a loan, furnish, give, impart, lease-lend, lend-lease, loan, loan-shark, negotiate a loan, oblige, shave, suit

ROGET THESAURUS

Lend

Lending

VB lend, advance, accommodate with, lend on security, loan, pawn, intrust, invest, place out to interest, put out to interest, let, demise, lease, sett, underlet.


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